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Summer 2018 Essential Music Festival Guide

It’s that time of the year again where we dig out our dancing shoes and get that new festival outfit you’ve been eyeing for months. Here at Forty Clothing we love music. It’s who we are and it’s in our DNA. Music has always inspired us, and that’s why we’ve picked some of the best and most exciting music festivals we’ll be at this summer!

One Night Stand, Ibiza: 2nd & 10th July and 10th DC10

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Once again, we’re thrilled to be working with the boys at Game Over / ONE NIGHT STAND IBIZA and of course the legend himself Mr Carl Cox.

First up this summer is Amnesia on Monday 2 July, taking up an extraordinary slot normally held by Pyramid. Eight days later on Tuesday 10 July Cox rocks into the glamorous surroundings of Pacha. Finally, he brings his infectious take on house and techno to DC10 on Friday 10 August.

One man. Three venues. Three ONE NIGHT STANDs. That’s three exclusive opportunities to catch an Ibiza legend in very different settings. Each one will be unique but expect a no-nonsense approach to one of techno’s greatest legends. We can’t wait to see what he has planned. Will you be joining us? (Ibiza Spotlight)

Hideout Festival, Croatia : 25th – 28th June

Hideout Festival Croatia made its spectacular debut in 2010 and has been the talk of the dance festival circuit ever since. Hideout is a beachside event in a stunning and unique location on Zrce Beach, The Isle of Pag, Croatia.

With the previous years being complete sell-outs, each year manages to attract an even bigger lineup. However the organizers refuse to make the capacity bigger, maintaining their focus on quality for each individual festival goer, which makes a refreshing change to most festivals. (Skiddle)

Awakenings, Amsterdam: 30th June – 1st July

Awakenings Festival is a techno festival in Spaarnwoude, just outside Amsterdam. Awakenings’ annual venture out of their legendary home at the Gashouder, this is the largest outdoor techno festival in the world.

With eight stages and over 100 acts spread throughout the scenic Velsen Valley site, this is truly the Netherland’s techno mecca. (Festicket)

Kappa, Turin: 7th-8th July

A vibrant city (Torino), one of the most fascinating venues you’re likely to visit plus an extremely consistent line up where “usual suspects” (such as Sven Väth, Paul Kalkbrenner, Carl Cox, Derrick May, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice…) are combined with true pioneers (house giants Masters At Work have been a regular feature in the last years), well established Balearic stars (Seth Troxler, Martinez Brothers, Solomun…) and emerging talents, plus random surprises (like Die Antwoord). No surprise KFF has established itself as the greatest summer event in Italy by far, if you’re into electronic music and club culture. (RA)

Trnsmt, Glasgow :

Literally located on our front door, TRSNMT is back for 2018. After a thrilling debut last year, the festival returns this summer with Arctic Monkeys, Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, The Killers and Queen + Adam Lambert across two weekends.

Started as a replacement for T in the Park, the city centre bash includes all the revelry of a traditional music festival, but also gives festival-goers the chance to explore the city’s bars, restaurants, nightclubs and cultural attractions – and even a visit to our store!

Cocoon In The Park, Leeds: 14th July

9 years ago the idea of a dance out in the country was turned from an idea into one of the most individual and special events on the entire dance music calendar.

One day, one night and one stage situated in the gorgeous grounds of Temple Newsam House just minutes from Leeds but in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.

The finest artists on the circuit will, as usual, be performing. An extraordinary location, a huge sound system and unbelievable visuals and fx designed specifically for the occasion.

The ingredients are the same it seems, but in 2018 the festival will push the envelope even further. (Skiddle)

Tomorrowland, Belgium: 20th July

Tomorrowland is the biggest electronic music festival in the world. Lineups featuring the most popular DJs on the planet, mind-blowing stage design and spectacular firework displays: there’s nothing else like Tomorrowland.

Since it all started back in 2005, the Belgium festival has gone onto reach the pinnacle of dance music, showcasing only the very best DJs and attracting fans from all four corners of the globe. Spanning over 15 stages, expect all dance music bases to be covered – EDM, house, techno – you name it, Tomorrowland has it.

Defected, Croatia: 9th-14th August

Defected Croatia is a Croatian electronic music festival, set on the idyllic shores of Tisno. Curated by the popular clubbing brand of the same name, the festival lays on a lineup made up of its classic blend of house, disco and underground electronic music that has made it so renowned.

Elrow, London: 18th-19th August

Like a mirage rising from the shores of the Thames in East London, elrow Town is an oddity, an anomaly, a sanctuary for the outcasts. It shouldn’t be here, and yet, it fits perfectly in place. Deeply secret, this gated community will throw its doors open to the public for just two days of the year on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August. We invite you to enter and immerse yourself in its culture, its festivities and its lifestyle. An array of oddball characters, zany party games, inflatable toys, theatrical skits, giant puppets, booming soundsystems and a whole lot of confetti awaits.

Cream Ibiza departs from Amnesia after 23 years.

The news emerged from the White Isle last week that Cream Ibiza is leaving Amnesia after a 23 stint at the club. The iconic British brand has been one of the islands most popular parties over two and a bit decades and will relocate in 2018 so super-club , which is located in the heart of Playa D’en Bossa and owned by the Ushuaia Entertainment group.

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Forty Clothing “Design Your Own Monster” winners announced.

Earlier this year, Forty Clothing launched a competition giving You the chance to create the next Forty monster design that would feature in an exclusive drop as part of our SS18 range.

Firstly we’d like to thank each and everyone of you who entered the competition, we were overwhelmed by the response and some of the entries were absolutely outstanding.

Today, we are delighted to announce the winner for both the youth section and the senior category. Sooo, drumroll please…..

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Could you design the next Forty Monster tee?

Download and Design your own Forty Monster!

Here at Forty we are born from the belief that inspiration is all around us.   Our monster logo was created when our founder Harry Miller’s son Bryce drew it at just 3 years old, and the rest they say is history.

This SS18 we would like you to help us create a special one-off monster design that will feature within our Forty collection, there will be two categories: 1) Forty Clothing 2) Forty Youth.

So if you fancy yourself as an up and coming designer or you just love getting creative, this is for you!

All you have to do is simply download the blank PDF monster below, and get to work.

How do I enter

All entries must be emailed to: web@fortyclothing.com stating which category you are entering,  or tweet us @forty40clothing #MyFortyMonster

DOWNLOAD MONSTER

Join us for a live Q&A with Mr Forty

Facebook Live with Harry Miller

We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Facebook Live Q&A on Monday 5th February from the Forty store.

Joining us will be “Mr Forty” himself Harry Miller who will be informing you about some of our exclusive Forty drops, brand new to our SS18 range – (well worth tuning in for).

The live Q&A will give you the chance to ask us ANYTHING about our brand, products and the future of Forty. And for those who ask us the best 3 questions, we will give you a gift card that can be redeemed in store or online.

Don’t forget to join us on Monday 5th February at 7pm on our Facebook page.

Camo, its history & Forty Clothing

Did you know, the very first camouflage was used by hunters to disguise themselves from their prey and could take the form of foliage or mud smeared over their bodies, to hide their scent as well as their appearance? Well, now you know. However, we must admit, that’s not the reason we use camo in our product design here at Forty.

Camo is very much back on-trend this Autumn/Winter season, however Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) has been an inspiration here at Forty Clothing since the very beginning and for us, and is not just an in-season style. From our monster logo to our newly launched Edmund winter jacket, camo boldly plays its part in the Forty Family.

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Famiglia Quaranta – Forty Family by Nicole Bidoli

AW17 Military Inspired Shirt Jacket

With an unbridled thurst for knowledge about fabrics, design and the ever changing needs of our customer, which is at the forefront of our mind, we are proud to present our new shirt jacket.

It is always important to find the right balance between our own inspiration and ideas and what our customer will want.

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9 Amazing Creamfields Moments

One of the World’s biggest dance music festivals, Creamfields, is over for another year, and this year was once again truly special. This years line up included Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Sven Vath, The Black Madonna, Axwell & Ingrosso, Arman Van Buuren and many more of the world’s greatest DJ’s.

Forty Clothing are here to show you some of the best images from the weekend, so if you wish you were back at Creamfields then you might wanna look away…

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6 Amazing Music Festivals That Have Been and Gone this Summer

Music is part of our DNA here at Forty, and we have been lucky enough to travel the world to experience some serious dance events of the years. From Carl Cox in Ibiza to Sven Vath at Kappa , we have been lucky to witness these industry legends do what they do best,  on so many occasions.

We are delighted to bring you 7 of our favourite music festivals that have been and gone this summer. If you agree/disagree with us let us know by tweeting us at @forty40clothing!

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Forty Clothing First Look at Carl Cox 2017 Collaboration Tee

For the second year running, Forty Clothing will be working with the legendary Carl Cox to produce a range of Forty x Carl Cox collaboration tees.  We are absolutely honoured to be working with Carl Cox and the Game Over team again, to have the the chance to design product exclusively for one of our musical hero’s is nothing short of overwhelming. The way that Carl has supported our brand has been amazing and we can’t say thank you enough.

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Glasgow Fashion Designers You Should Know | Culture Trip

Forty Clothing were delighted to recently feature in an article on Culture Trip, one of the world’s fastest growing online media outlets. The website itself has around 7,000,000 monthly visitors so when we read the article we were very privileged to be part of it. The article titled “Glasgow Fashion  Designers You Should Know”  featured Forty, alongside some other outstanding designers from our hometown of Glasgow. You can read Forty’s feature from Culture Trip below, and read the full article here. Thanks for all your support.

Forty Clothing, a hip street-style brand, is all the rage these days. It’s also the reason why style stunners are sauntering about Glasgow and Scotland with a loveable monster logo imprinted on their t-shirts! This trendy logo, the reason for the brand, is actually a drawing by the 3-year-old son of company founder and renowned Scottish DJ Harry Miller. Miller collaborated with a graphic design friend and alas, the rest is history. Forty instantly garnered respect and is popular with DJs and notables in the clubbing scene. The flagship concept store is too cool for words.”

12 of the Best Pictures from the Ibiza Opening Parties

We’re now into June and the Ibiza summer season is well and truly underway.  So far we’ve seen the prestigious Dalt Vila host another famous IMS party, we’ve danced with Sven Vath at Cocoon for the 18th season and perhaps one of the biggest talking points this summer has been the opening of  Hï Ibiza – the islands latest superclub in the heart of Playa D’en Bossa (formerly Space Ibiza).

Forty Clothing are excited to be involved in another season on the island. This year we’ve again partnered with Carl Cox & Game Over, and we can’t wait for Carl Cox Opening Party in Privilege Ibiza this July, where our very own Harry will be gracing the decks in the World’s biggest club. (Remember to check out our t-shirt range for your trip to the island)

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Vote For Forty at the i-on Breakthrough Awards 2017

Forty Clothing is delighted to be shortlisted for the i-on magazine Independent Retail Award!

For years, i-on has got behind some of the best businesses in central belt Scotland. From the launch of their magazine back in 2005, they’ve done their best to shout about the people who help to make the cities what they are; the cool little businesses who don’t always garner column inches but who are at the beating heart of urban Scotland.

So, with this in mind, i-on brings you the inaugural i-on Breakthrough Awards in association with Pickering’s Gin, a celebration of emerging talent in Scotland. People living and working in Edinburgh and Glasgow who are excelling in their field; the people who i-on magazine, with its judging panel and readers, anticipate to be the names to talk about in 2018.

Forty Clothing ask if you could take a wee minute out of your busy schedule and vote for us here:

www.ionmagazine.co.uk/awards/breakthrough-awards/shortlist .

We can’t say thank you enough for all the love, encouragement and continued unwavering support from our amazing Forty Family

 

9 of The Best Pictures From Riverside Festival 2017

Glasgow’s very own electronic dance music festival landed in town for the fifth year in a row, and yet again, blew us away. Superstar DJs from around the globe including Sven Vath, Nina Kraviz, Groove Armada, Loco Dice, Mr G, DJ Koze not to mention homegrown talent such as Slam, Jackmaster, Jasper James & Animal Farm, all came to party on the banks of the Clyde.

With plenty of sunshine and a Bank Holiday weekend in store, it was always going to be something special… and for those who partied with the Forty Family…will know!

Take a look at Forty’s favourite pics from Riverside Festival…

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